- Asia Pacific Market for Passive Tags Expected to Triple by 2014
Asset management and document tracking are likely to be two of the biggest growth drivers, with UHF RFID sales taking the lead, according to Frost & Sullivan.
- Anglo Coal Tags Miners' Cap Lamps, Vehicles and Tools
Although the main objective of its RFID system is to improve employee safety, the company also hopes to cut costs by better tracking tools between shifts.
- Rugged Tags Survive Deep-Sea Test
Passive RFID tags deployed at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for four months continued to operate once retrieved, according to the technology's developer, Wescorp Energy.
- RFID Helps Miners Strike Gold
Several South African mines are using semi-active UHF RFID tags to identify gold and waste rock as material leaves blasting sites.
- Tough RFID Tag Strikes Oil
Trailblazer is among the drilling companies using a ruggedized RFID tag that its manufacturer, Merrick Systems, says is the toughest in the market.
- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.
- RFID Fuels Gas Tank Security
Hi-G-Tek seals allow an Eastern European oil company to ensure that the correct type and amount of gas is delivered to stations, and that the fuel is not stolen en route from depots.
- Chilean Copper Mine Tracks Vehicles and Workers
Anglo American's El Soldado mine uses RFID tags on front loaders, trucks and miners to ascertain who is in the mine, and to reduce the likelihood of vehicular collisions.
- RFID Helps Reward Consumers for Recycling
Kraft Foods joins RecycleBank in its use of RFID to track and reward consumers for recycling.
- Startup Seeks to Kick-start RFID in Trinidad
RFIDTT wants to help the oil-producing Caribbean country move to a knowledge-based economy, and is hoping RFID will be the catalyst.
- GS1 Canada Launches Knowledge Center
Free on-demand online modules and classroom workshops will help Canadian enterprises use RFID technology to enhance their competitiveness.
- Florida Guards Against Leaks in Hydrogen-powered Vehicles
In cooperation with the state's government, University of Florida researchers installed wireless sensors where the vehicles are stored. The system measures any hydrogen gas escaping from fuel cells, then transmits that data in real time.
- Lufthansa Technik Uses RFID to Expedite Aircraft Repair
At its German facilities, the aircraft-maintenance service provider is attaching EPC UHF tags to documents that accompany airplane parts, reducing the need for manual data entry.
- U.K. Seal Maker Puts RFID to the Test
AESSEAL assessed EPC Gen 2 tags and interrogators at GS1 UK's new RFID test center, with plans to deploy the technology to speed up the time needed to receive and locate products.
- CVRD Inco Tracks Ore in Mine and Mill
Ruggedized EPC Gen 2 tags are mixed with piles of ore that are crushed and dumped into railcars, so that mills can identify the ore's grade.